New Morning Boot Camp Classes Added

They say the early bird gets the worm, well, if you come early to one of our Boot Camp training sessions at Ultimate Fit Zone in Monmouth County, I don’t know if you’ll get a worm – maybe an inch worm though!

We have added two new ZONE 360 boot camp classes to our boot camp class schedule. Starting October 2nd, we will have 7am boot camps on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  So we now have 7am training times Monday-Friday.

Tuesday and Thursday are typically the days for our T 360 program (TRX + Boot Camp), but by popular request, we are making the 7am time slot ZONE 360.

Owner and lead personal trainer, Eddie Albert, will be leading the 7am boot camp training sessions.

Here are some photos of our ZONE 360 boot camp in action:

Thrusters- The Perfect All in One Exercise

Zone 360 boot camp in NJ is created with the understanding that most human beings want to get the maximum benefit out of their work out.  And, ideally, do less work with more results.  Enter compound exercises- movements that work several muscle groups at once, and include movement around two or more joints.  Zone 360 boot camp in Monmouth County focuses on functional fitness, which refers to exercise that simulates real-life activities and uses a wide variety of movements through a wide range of motion. At the heart of these routines are a variety of compound exercises.

Thrusters are on of our favorite compound exercises because the move utilizes nearly every muscle in the body.  Thrusters combine a front squat with an overhead press, giving new meaning to the concept of the compound, multi- joint exercise.

You can use the thruster to develop strength and power by loading up the bar with heavier weight and doing lower rep. For a great High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout, lighten up the load and do higher reps at timed intervals. Either way, you’ll get an amazing total body workout.

 How to Perform The Thruster

1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, your lower back tightly arched, and the barbell racked on your shoulders with your hands no wider than the outsides of your shoulders.

2. Keeping your head and chest held high, push your hips back and descend into a below-parallel squat.

3. From the bottom position, explode back to the start position as hard as you can, using your momentum to simultaneously press the bar over your head.

4. Finish in a standing position, with the barbell over and slightly behind your head, then smoothly lower it and descend into another squat in one continuous motion.

Important tips to remember:

Drive through your heels – as soon as you come onto your toes, you have nothing to push off against and instantly lose power.

Use your hips and legs to help generate power to get the bar overhead.

Have active shoulders at the top of the lift and don’t leave the bar in front of you when it’s overhead; pull it back slightly over your head.

For Zone 360 boot camp, we usually use a light bar and go for high reps, going through a boot camp challenge for 5 or 6 rounds.  At the end of the challenge, you may end up doing 120-160 thrusters broken up over the several rounds.  Because Zone 360 is completely customizable for each participant, others may choose to load their bar heavier and complete fewer rounds of the challenge.  It’s entirely up to you and your fitness goals.


Boot Camp Ball Slams


Carrie performs ball slams at Zone 360 boot camp

Ball slams are an explosive upper body exercise that doubles up to work the lower body as well.  This is an exercise that will give you include increased muscular endurance, power and strength. In addition cardiovascular fitness, metabolic rate, fat burning and flexibility can be increased while reducing stress levels.

In Zone 360 boot camp, women typically use the 14lb Dynamax slam ball while men use the 20lb ball.  Starting with the ball held straight up over the head, keep your core VERY tight.  As you begin to squat down, slam the ball against the ground, catching it in your hands as it bounces up slightly.  Immediately stand up straight, thrusting the ball straight up back over your head to the starting position.

Remember to keep your abs very tight. Use the force from your legs, abs and arms to slam the ball down and then thrust it back up above your head again.   This is an exercise we do often in Zone 360 boot camp.  It provides strength training and metabolic conditioning (cardio) at the same time.

Zone 360 boot camp in Monmouth County, NJ is at Ultimate Fit Zone.  The program is a Cross-Interval training program that combines lifting, cardio conditioning, speed training, agility, balance and coordination drills. The program is scalable to ANY fitness level. In fact, our members range in age from their 20s to their mid 60s.


Will I sweat in this boot camp?

boot-camp-njJackie is visiting NJ from Colorado. Saturday morning she walked into UFZ and said ‘I’m looking to get a REALLY good workout. Will I sweat here???’ Well, after 10 rounds of 10 snatch to overhead squat, 10 box jumps, 10 wall balls, 10 lunge hops and 10 butterfly situps, she was POURING sweat. Welcome to Zone 360 boot camp  Jackie, and yeah…you’ll sweat here!!! She liked it so much she came back for more punishment on Sunday with Bonnie!!

TRX + Boot Camp = T 360

What do you get when you combine strength training on the TRX straps with dumbbell, barbell and bodyweight exercises used in Zone 360 Cross Training Boot Camp?  T 360!  An exclusive training boot camp only available at Ultimate Fit Zone in Monmouth County, NJ.  T 360 incorporates several rounds of suspension training alternating with various weight training movements and body weight exercises that are used in Boot Camp.  The result is a calorie torching, fat melting and muscle sculpting workout that will shape every muscle in your body.

The beauty of T 360 and ALL of our programs including Zone 360, CrossFit, HEAT and more, is that they are completely scalable to ANY fitness level. In fact, members at Ultimate Fit Zone in Ocean, NJ range in age from their mid-twenties all the way up to mid-sixties.

If you are looking for a fun, supportive and challenging boot camp in NJ, come check out our two programs; Zone 360 Boot Camp and T 360.

Below are some photos of T 360 in action.  Thanks to Melissa for being our model for the pictures! The photos show how you would alternate between exercises on the TRX straps and body weight/barbell exercises on the turf.

Judy Lost 20 lbs and Is Still Losing!

weight-loss-programs-njWe’re so happy for Judy.  She is a Zone 360 Boot Camp athlete and she participated in our Fit Club weight loss program.  Since starting, she has lost 20 lbs and knocked 30 points off her cholesterol!

Read Judy’s story in her own words:

I hadn’t worked out in years !!! I was a member of Eddies other gym (Ultimate Fitness)  a couple of years ago. I called Ed one day looking for some weight loss advice and he recommended I try Zone 360 Boot Camp. I went to a class and I tell you it was the hardest thing I ever did!! However– all the people there were so supportive!!! Another member, Marie, she was encouraging me by calling my name to motivate me (because I was so slow to finish–but I finished!). Eddie and Melissa and Stacey– everyone is so sweet and encouraging of one another.  All of the groups in all the training times slots are the same. You do not have to dress up, you sweat and hurt in places you never knew. And the results with diet plan (Melissa and Eddie provided) are FABULOUS!! I’ve lost 20 lbs + and my cholesterol is down 30 points since the beginning of March. It is a gym that you feel like you are getting a personnel trainer in a group setting. You work at your  own pace until, Ed yells, “Move it JUDY!!!!!!” I am doing stuff I never thought I would and love that my jeans fit again !!!